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VOL. 122 | NO. 184 | Friday, September 28, 2007

SIMposium Expected to Draw Hundreds of Top IT Professionals

As the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and home of the blues, Memphis is world-renowned for producing innovative musicians such as Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes and Al Green.

Departing City Council Vet Still on the Campaign Trail

Whether it's by acting as a mentor to the political newcomer he's backing or sounding off on the various candidates running in next week's city election, retiring Memphis City Council member Jack Sammons has worn some new hats of late.

Molding Young Women Drives Waddell's Work at Girls Inc.

As a mother, wife and business person, Stacie Waddell more than has her hands full. But that doesn't keep her from wanting to help mold young women in the community, teaching them things that "hopefully they will be able to adopt and pass on to their family and their future children."

Speculators Bet Housing Prices to Fall Another 10 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices have fallen further since mid-2006 than during the 1990-1991 recession and professional traders bet they'll plunge up to 10 percent more the next year.

Bredesen: Deal Near On TennCare Funding

Tennessee is close to an agreement with the federal government to continue to allow TennCare to enroll people with higher incomes than standard Medicaid allows, Gov. Phil Bredesen said.

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EVENTS

The Arc of the Mid-South will hold its 12th Annual Benefit and Awards Gala today at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $75 for VIP admission, and can be purchased online at www.arcmidsouth.net or by calling 327-2473.

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FAA Says Outage at Memphis Air Traffic Control Center Caused When AT&T Line Went Down

WASHINGTON (AP) - AT&T Inc. manages the telephone line that went down at a Memphis air traffic control center causing nationwide airline delays Tuesday, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration told lawmakers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 41 48 8,352
BUILDING PERMITS 200 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 85 13,080
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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